Bulitavu Says Step Down, Gavoka Says Never

Mr Bulitavu lodged the complaint at Totogo Police Station.
11 Nov 2021 15:00
Bulitavu Says Step Down, Gavoka Says Never
(From L-R) SODELPA parliamentarian Mosese Bulitavu and SODELPA Leader, Viliame Gavoka. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

SODELPA parliamentarian Mosese Bulitavu has called on party leader to step down after filing a Police complaint against him on Tuesday afternoon.

The complaint is related to a forged document that was part of an affidavit filed by SODELPA against Mr Bulitavu by Mr Gavoka in a matter which was taken to the Court of Disputed Returns.

The document was later retracted from the court documents and the case was unsuccessful.

Mr Bulitavu said he hoped Mr Gavoka would do the right thing and step down so that investigations could take place.

He said the complaint had to do with alleged perjury committed by Mr Gavoka.

The matter was brought to light first in early September when documents obtained by this newspaper showed a letter of complaint to the party president Ratu Epenisa Cakobau by Suva Constituency president Watisoni Nata.

Mr Gavoka said he was not a quitter and is not going anywhere.

“Bulitavu has been threatening this for some time. He betrayed the party by voting in support for Bill 17 which SODELPA vehemently opposed,” he said.

“Stepping down is out of the question. I am preparing for the elections and Bulitavu should be the last person calling for that as most members of SODELPA want him out. SODELPA believes in the presumption of innocence which we have applied to those parliamentarians charged by FICAC.”

Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro, confirmed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is investigating the allegations. 

Mr Bulitavu lodged the complaint at Totogo Police Station. 


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